Copwatch & Know Your Rights
A West Village where all LGBTQ youth of color:
*know exactly what our rights are when speaking to the police
*know our rights around being stopped and frisked
*know our right to accessing public restrooms regardless of our perceived or actual gender identity.
*are working together to contribute to a culture of police accountability and community safety without relying on police intervention
Envision our community addressing the rising rates of police harassment and brutality through the use of community education, de-escalation tactics, and video documentation.
Through our Copwatch & Know Your Rights Organizing, FIERCE is creating a West Village that is safe for everyone, especially LGBTQ youth of color who are often targeted by the police. We believe in educating our community about knowing our rights and building towards holding the police accountable for the harassment brought upon LGBTQ youth of color.
For more information about our Copwatch & Know Your Rights Organizing, contact Lead Organizer John Blasco.
Know Your Rights Workshops!!!!
Know Your Rights Media!!!!
COPWATCH & KNOW YOUR RIGHTS VIDEOS
Check out the video below, which documents LGBTQ youth of color experiences with police harassment in the West Village.